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Published: 01 June 2018

352 Pages | 7 black and white

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474406529

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The City in Arabic Literature

Classical and Modern Perspectives

Edited by Nizar F. Hermes and Gretchen Head

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Shows how the city has been explored in works of literature by classical and modern 'Arab' authors from different theosophical and ideological backgrounds
  • Views the entirety of the tradition as an evolving continuum, making the collection relevant to scholars of both classical and modern Arabic literature
  • Covers the central literary genres from the classical period associated with the city, including elegy, eulogy, invective, nostalgic discourses and historiographical accounts
  • Includes chapters on many of the most important cities from the medieval and the modern Arab world in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and al-Andalus

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